A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters
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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


CIC noted with concern that the process of online filing of RTI requests is proving a detriment inasmuch as the RTI Applications are untraceable after the online filing; The respondents are clueless about any RTI application filed online     Right to Information Act 2005    Department of Estates regularised the retention of the allotted accommodation to an IRS officer & recovered the charges - CIC rejected the prayer for grant of monetary compensation; Work done pro bono publico is not a ground for grant of compensation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: DDA is required to clarify its policy on acceptance of Wills, means to ascertain their genuineness & the fact that they were last testament of the deceased; An adversely affected party has reason to know the rationale behind the decision u/s 4(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant claimed illegal removal from employment in the Maharaja Agarsain Public School - PIO made all possible efforts to procure the necessary information from the School & the actual grievance of the appellant was redressed - Penal proceedings dropped     Right to Information Act 2005    Circular dated 10.08.1950 issued by Dr. Rajendra Prasad regarding categories of scheduled castes containing representations submitted before Constituent Assembly - CIC: Information should have been disclosed voluntarily u/s 4(1)(b); Provide the soft copy     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant has not mentioned about his relationship with Ms. Prerna Kumari or the purpose for which he is seeking information about the account of Sukanya Samridhi Yojana - CIC found the reason for delay as reasonable & dropped the penalty proceedings     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore Police Commissioner’s office coming up without plan approval?     Right to Information Act 2005    No action taken against the illegal massage parlours or spas in Goa     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?     Right to Information Act 2005    There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP     Right to Information Act 2005    Services of all OSDs / Consultants terminated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai     Right to Information Act 2005    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 7, 2018
PIO: The relevant records are not available - First Appellate Authority: The said information is a third party information, hence, the same cannot be provided u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: PIO, NHAI to state on affidavit that correct information has been provided...more>>
September 5, 2018
PIO: Since the matter was sub-judice, the inspection of file relating to the promotion of the post from DCIT to JCIT, could not be provided - CIC: In order to deny information, the Respondent has to establish the reason why such exemption was claimed...more>>



September 2, 2018
Hearing of show cause notice for imposing penalty u/s 20 (1) against PIO of CESTAT - CIC: Complainant could not substantiate his claims regarding malafide denial of information; Respondent to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about RTI Act...more>>
August 31, 2018
Appellant: Whether three persons had filed income tax returns & declared Sale/ Purchase of a particular property? - PIO denied disclosure of information u/s 8(1)(j) - Third Party: It is a family dispute pending in court - CIC upheld denial of information...more>>



August 29, 2018
Appellant claimed that the PIO did not provide the desired information - CIC: PIO is directed to fix a joint inspection of relevant records under his personal supervision on a mutually convenient date, time and place; Submit a Joint Inspection to the CIC...more>>
August 27, 2018
Appellant: How much interest has been deposited by the post office every year on deposited surplus funds - CIC: Provide the copy of rules & a comprehensive note explaining why he was not entitled to the interest amount after 2005 subject to those rules...more>>



Articles

Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>
Details of negotiations regarding the return of hydel projects in J & K denied
November 1, 2017
CIC rules that disclosure would affect the commercial confidence of NHPC   more>>
CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI
October 11, 2017
SIT was constituted by the Government to investigate all matters relating to 'black money'   more>>

Comments

A 6% dip in the number of RTI applications received by the Central Government
March 30, 2018
An analysis of the trends in field of RTI based on the Annual report of CIC   more>>
More than enough information about RTI is provided on the website
March 7, 2018
The rules and laws about RTI are provided in simple English language   more>>
Income Tax department should disclose the undervalued sale of immovable property
March 5, 2018
Any information in the interest of justice should be made available to RTI Applicant   more>>